Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is 30km south-east of Shanghai, China, and covers an area of approximately 40km2.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is 30km south-east of Shanghai, China, and covers an area of approximately 40km2. The airport began operations in October 1999 and replaced Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). It serves as the the main hub for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, and a major international hub for Air China, as well as a secondary hub for China Southern Airlines.
The airport was the third largest international cargo airport in the world in 2019 (after Hong Kong International Airport and Memphis International Airport) and the second largest international cargo airport (after Hong Kong International Airport). Even today, Pudong Airport handles a large number of cargo flights. According to the official statistics of Pudong Airport, more than 90 international flights are scheduled to arrive at Pudong Airport on The 21st, about twice as many as those in Guangzhou (29) and Shenzhen (17) combined.
Due to the impact the epidemic, Pudong Airport canceled at least 20 incoming cargo flights and actually handled 71 flights on Friday. The followings are distribution of the 71 flights:
* 17 Flights of China Eastern Airlines (9 Flights of China Cargo Airlines + 8 Flights of China Eastern Airlines), 8 Flights of Air China Airlines, 2 Flights of China Southern Airlines, and 2 Flights of Hainan Airlines;
* 6 Flights of Fedex, 1 flight of UPS, 1 Flight of DHL, 1 Flight of TNT;
* 3 Flights of Cathay, 1 Flight of Hong Kong, 4 Flights of China Airlines, 2 Flights of Eva Air ;
* 3 Flights of Korea Air, 1 Flight of Asiana Airlines;
* 1 Flight of Malaysia Airlines, 5 Flights of Singapore Airlines;
* 2 Flights of JAL, 1 Flight of Japan Cargo;
* 1 Flight of Vietnam Southern Airlines, 1 Flight of Finland Air, 1 Flight of Air Bridge, 1 Flight of Virgin , 1 Flight of Qantas, Air New Zealand class 1;
* 4 Flights of Other airlines.
Apart from China Eastern airlines, FedEx, UPS and DHL, which have their own cargo terminals, all need Shanghai Airport Group's cargo handling services theoretically. The 20 canceled flights have been victims of a dramatic decline in the airport's cargo handling capacity.
Twenty all-cargo flights is roughly equivalent to about 20 to 30 percent of pudong airport's cargo capacity - with further confirmation of the Covid-19 cases at Pudong Airport, we believe that Pudong Airport's cargo capacity could fall by 40 to 50 percent in the next 14 to 28 days.
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